GISA - Little Helper Plus: Gesture Based Instruction of Safe Mobile Robot Arm
The GISA experiment aims to provide information about the consequences and effects of using mobile robot arms in manufacturing.
Mobile robot arms with the ability to cooperate with humans provide significantly new possibilities to manufacturing industries. Contrary to traditional immobile and pre-programmed production robots, mobile robot arms can provide assistance in different locations, are able to provide highly flexible logistic possibilities, and can improve productivity by providing assistance in dangerous or straining situations.
Research within the field of mobile arms has been going on for more than 20 years and has been the focus of many research groups around the world. Good research is ongoing, and many interesting and relevant new technologies are constantly being developed. However, in spite of the large amount of research and interest in the area, there are only very few examples of applications of mobile robot arms in real manufacturing environments. Hence, real insight about the consequences and effects of applying mobile robot arms in manufacturing is limited.
GISA aims to provide such knowledge by implementing a mobile robot arm into the manufacturing environment at Grundfos A/S.